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Wilson, Thomas 1525?-1581

Overview
Works: 72 works in 546 publications in 6 languages and 6,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PN173, 808.5
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Most widely held works by Thomas Wilson
Arte of rhetorique by Thomas Wilson( Book )

141 editions published between 1553 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book of The Arte of Rhetorique treats of the purpose of rhetoric, which is affirmed to be the art which perfects the natural gifts of speech and reason. The distinctions of several types of 'arguments, ' and their constituent factors, are set out by means of examples shaped, indeed, on classical and Erasmian models, but with an added seriousness, born of the time, which lifts them above the Petrarchian commonplaces of the Italians. The second book treats, in the customary manner, of the fundamental qualities of style as an instrument of persuasion. The orator must be easily intelligible. He must secure the goodwill of his audience, must wind his way into the subject by suitable approaches, particularly if he be a preacher. Let the latter diligently seek his pattern in Chrysostom. The conditions of right eloquence, such as logical order, emphasis, repetition, climax, are as necessary in English speech as in Latin; nor can an English speaker neglect the art of stirring the emotions by the employment of humour, or pathos, by appeal to indignation or passion. The third book, ranging over a wide field, deals with the choice of words and the use of figure and ornament; with the functions of gesture; with the essential art of memory. It contains some of the sanest Elizabethan criticism of classical writers"--The Cambridge history of English and American literature in 18 volumes
A discourse upon usury : by way of dialogue and orations, for the better variety and more delight of all those that shall read this treatise [1572] by Thomas Wilson( Book )

60 editions published between 1584 and 1965 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arte of rhetorique, 1553 by Thomas Wilson( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson's Arte of rhetorique, 1560 by Thomas Wilson( Book )

30 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of rhetoric (1560) by Thomas Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been four editions of the Art in the twentieth century: two facsimiles and two original-spelling texts, none of which is in print. Peter Madine's edition modernizes the spelling and punctuation of the text of the second edition, which Wilson revised and expanded in 1560, and furnishes a fully critical apparatus, including introduction, textual notes, commentary, and glossary. As such, this edition makes available a central work of the English Renaissance in an accessible format
The rule of reason, conteinying the arte of logique by Thomas Wilson( Book )

36 editions published between 1533 and 1991 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rvle of reason by Thomas Wilson( Book )

22 editions published between 1551 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three orations in favour of the Olynthians by Demosthenes( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse vpon vsurie : by waie of dialogue and oracions, for the better varietie and more delight of all those that shall read this treatise by Thomas Wilson( )

15 editions published in 1584 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason, conteinyng the arte of logique, set forth in Englishe, by Thomas Vuilson by Thomas Wilson( )

10 editions published between 1551 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arte of rhetorique : for the vse of all soche as are studious of eloquence, set forthe in Englishe, by Thomas Wilson. 1553 by Thomas Wilson( )

4 editions published between 1560 and 1585 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason, conteinyng the arte of logike. Sette foorthe in Englishe, and newlie corrected by Thomas Wilson. Anno Domini. M.D.Lxiij. Mens. Aprilis by Thomas Wilson( )

8 editions published in 1563 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of reason, contayning the arte of logike. Set forth in English, and newly corrected by Thomas Wilson by Thomas Wilson( )

9 editions published in 1584 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D. Gualteri Haddoni, regii professoris in ivre ciuili, Cantabrigienses: siue Exhortatio ad literas by Walter Haddon( )

6 editions published in 1552 in Latin and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Arte of rhetorique
Alternative Names
Thomas Wilson Diplomat Anglais, né 1524

Thomas Wilson Englischer Diplomat, geboren 1524

Thomas Wilson letterato e diplomatico inglese

Thomas Wilson retoricus

Wilson, Thomas 1525-1581

Wilsonus, Thomas 1525-1581

Wylson, Thomas

Wylson, Thomas 1525?-1581

Томас Уилсон

توماس ويلسون

توماس ویلسون

ウィルソン, トマス

トマス・ウィルソン (1524-1581)

Languages
English (408)

Latin (34)

Scots (9)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The rule of reason, conteinyng the arte of logique, set forth in Englishe, by Thomas Vuilson